The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of Masturbation

The medical world is divided as to whether masturbation is good or bad, especially, when it comes to the effects of ejaculation upon men. From the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries into the first half of the twentieth century, western medicine believed that “frequent” masturbation (with no clear definition on what is considered frequent) was considered physically harmful. Western medicine has since changed its tune on the negative health effects of masturbation upon the body. The majority of the health community now considers masturbation to be good (it reduces stress, increases blood circulation, etc.). However, even this contemporary positive opinion is clouded in controversy.

The most recent study done on the effects of masturbation upon the risk of prostate cancer in men (2009 Study) resulted in a positive correlation. And Eastern medicine has remained consistent for hundreds of years  with the popular belief that ejaculation depletes men of vital energy and can therefore lead to health problems (Masturbation Bad). Not much has occurred in current Eastern medical journals to indicate that this popular opinion has changed. It would seem that despite the discoveries of modern medicine the ugly truth is that the medical community does not agree as to whether masturbation is good or bad.

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